Cameroon Travel Advice, Embassies & Tourist Offices

Travel Advice

Last updated: 22 April 2014

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Far North Province. If you’re in the Far North Province, you should leave.

The FCO advise against all travel to within 40km of the border with Nigeria’s Adamawa state. This affects part of Cameroon’s North and Adamaoua provinces.

The FCO advise against all travel to the Bakassi Peninsula as shown on the accompanying map.

The FCO advise against all travel to within 40km of the border with Chad.

The FCO advise against all travel to the Bakassi Peninsula as shown on the accompanying map.

The FCO also advise against all but essential travel to within 40km of the border with the Central African Republic (CAR). On

There is a general threat from terrorism, including kidnapping. Kidnappings have taken place as recently as April 2014 in an area to which the FCO advise against all travel. Boko Haram has publicly threatened Cameroon with attacks and further kidnappings.

On 14 May 2013, the Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency in the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. Borno and Adamawa border Cameroon’s Far North, North, and Adamaoua provinces. Nigerian military operations there could have an impact across the border in Cameroon.

There have been attacks on commercial shipping vessels in the Gulf of Guinea, including the coastline of Cameroon around the Douala port. Take great care when travelling in coastal waters.

Despite the high crime levels, most visits to Cameroon are trouble-free. Only a few British nationals needed consular assistance in the past year.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

Edited by Jane Duru
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